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Semi-Permanent Apartment Upgrades You Can Make Without Losing Your Security Deposit

Renting an apartment comes without the commitment of a mortgage, but often without the luxury of customization, too. Generally, the owner or landlord sets the rules on what can and cannot be changed, with some stricter ones even banning holes in the walls for pictures. Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Architecture, Plumbing, Construction, Lifehacks, Bathrooms, Tap, Sink, Sconce, Rooms, Brandon Gentry, Hospitality Recreation, Euthenics


10 new construction gotchas agents should watch out for

Navigating new construction is like walking through a field of landmines right now. You can never really be certain of the ground you are setting foot on because all continues to change at a rapid pace. Here are 10 things to watch out for when crossing the builder threshold.
Tags: New, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Construction, Columns, Building, New Build, New Home, Select, New Construction, Cara Ameer, Buying New


How to Fix a Hole in Drywall, Plasterboard, or Concrete

Since different walls are comprised of different materials, the methods you use to repair a hole are often going to be specific and tailored to the wall that needs fixing. Here’s how you might tackle your more standard wall issues, so you can patch up the tears, craters, and dents.Read more...
Tags: Architecture, Construction, Charles, Lifehacks, Wall, Hudson, Building Materials, Drywall, Trowel, Building Engineering, Plastering, Spackling Paste, Putty Knife, Joint Compound, Timothy Dahl


The First-Time Home Buyer’s Non-Terrifying Guide To Renovation

This is part four of our four-part series giving tips and advice to first-time homebuyers, in collaboration with American Family Insurance. Check out part one,  part two, and part three to learn more.Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Learning, Skills, Construction, Lifehacks, Home Inspection, Building, Do It Yourself, Home Insurance, American Family Insurance, Personal Life, Fixer Upper, DIY Network, James Upton, Chris Alexakis, Go Media Studios


Be Aware of Two New Statutes that Became Effective May 1, 2021

On May 1, 2021, two new statutes that passed in 2020 and that directly affect construction became effective.  I’ve used the AGC-VA description of the bills and encourage you to read the statutes in full. Prevailing Wage Starting May 1, 2021, Virginia’s new prevailing wage statute takes effect. This statute requires any contractor bidding on state procurement jobs to pay prevailing wages for work completed on the project. Further, localities and some institutes of higher education have the option...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, PLA, VDOT, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Construction Mediation, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, AGCVA, AGC VA, Prevailing Wage, Project Labor Agreement


How and When to Drain a Pool

The upside to having a pool in your backyard is that you have a freakin’ pool in your own backyard! As in, steps away from where you live, available for use as often as you want, all summer long. The downside to having your own pool is dealing with the maintenance and general upkeep that’s involved. Which is a lot.Read more...
Tags: Sports, Plumbing, Construction, Lifehacks, Drain, Swimming Pool, Bodies of Water, Tom Scalisi


Announcement: New Email Subscription Service

Recently Google has changed its Feedburner services and eliminated email subscriptions as one of the Feedburner offerings.  Because of this change, I have moved the email subscriptions (though not the RSS) database over to MailChimp.  Those of you that already have subscribed via email in the old system should continue to get updates with each new post here at Construction Law Musings.  If you are not receiving these updates, whether because of an email change or “operator error” on my part, ple...
Tags: Google, Law, Marketing, Construction, Announcements, Feedburner, Chris, Richmond VA, Virginia Construction Mediator, Construction Law Musings, Social Media For Lawyers, Construction Attorney, Email Subscription, New Email Subscription Service


More thoughts on Virginia Mechanic’s Liens

Originally posted 2010-04-30 09:00:16. As we settled yet another construction case on the courthouse steps today, I began to think about what I should post to begin 2009. Of course, given the construction industry slowdown that is predicted, and the trend at construction projects around the Commonwealth of Virginia that looks to me as if payments will be harder to come by from Owners less willing, for financial reasons, to work with contractors, mechanic’s liens will be more useful, and necessa...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Virginia, Contract, Construction, Lawyer, Attorney, Richmond, Contractor, Richmond VA, Lien, Construction Law, Mechanic's Liens, Business of Construction, Mechanic Liens, Mechanic's Lien


Another Reason to Love Construction Mediation (Read: Why Mediation Works)

Originally posted 2015-11-18 14:56:46. English: mediator Deutsch: Mediator (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ll bet you’re thinking by now that I have beaten the mediation drum to death and that I wouldn’t have any more praise for the process than I have heaped upon it here at this corner of the construction law “blawgosphere.”  Well, just about every time I am involved with the process, whether acting in my capacity as a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, or as counsel to a client seeking...
Tags: Lawsuit, Law, Wikipedia, Construction, Lawyer, Deutsch, Virginia Supreme Court, Richmond VA, ADR, Mediation, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Virginia Construction Mediator, Alternative dispute resolution


Watch this 1-minute time-lapse of a 4-year performing arts center construction project

EarthCam made a construction time-lapse the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center expansion project in Orlando,Florida. Construction on the 698,312 square foot, $612 million dollar arts center began in 2017.
Tags: Video, News, Timelapse, Construction, Orlando Florida, EarthCam, Phillips Performing Arts Center


English v. RKK- There is Even More to the Story

Just when you thought that the litigation between W. C. English and RKK had no more to give (after all, there have been posts with wisdom from this case here, here, and here), it keeps on giving.  A involved, among other pre-trial motions, motions by English to exclude expert witness testimony.  English sought to exclude Defendant CDM Smith, Inc’s expert testimony relating to CDM’s standard of care, the replacement of the bridge deck, English’s failure to fire CDM, and additional contributing ...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Court, Construction, Contracts, Richmond VA, Rummel, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Construction Mediator, English Construction, Expert Witness, English v RKK, Defendant CDM Smith Inc


Exyn Technologies’ drones achieve autonomy milestone with on-board mapping

Exyn Technologies announced Tuesday that it has achieved what it considers the highest level of aerial autonomy reached within the industry. The key to the achievement is that Exyn drones are immune to GPS signal loss, meaning all spatial and mapping computations are done onboard, the company said. Under Exyn’s definitions of autonomy, which are based on a similar standard applied to automotive, the company’s drones have achieved Level 4A autonomy. This means the drones are able to explore a des...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Drones, Dundee, Autonomous Vehicles, Construction, Nader, Sandvik, Jason Derenick, Exyn Technologies, Exyn, Under Exyn, Exyn Exyn, Rupert Resources


Exyn Technologies achieves highest level of aerial autonomy

Exyn Technologies announced Tuesday that it has achieved what it considers the highest level of aerial autonomy reached within the industry. The key to the achievement is that Exyn drones are immune to GPS signal loss, meaning all spatial and mapping computations are done onboard, the company said. Under Exyn’s definitions of autonomy, which are based on a similar standard applied to automotive, the company’s drones have achieved Level 4A autonomy. This means the drones are able to explore a des...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Drones, Dundee, Autonomous Vehicles, Construction, Nader, Sandvik, Jason Derenick, Exyn Technologies, Exyn, Under Exyn, Exyn Exyn, Rupert Resources


Applications and Benefits of Walled Polycarbonate Sheets

Architects today create structures with different configurations. It’s a good thing that more construction materials fit the demands of modern buildings with varied spatial attributes. Take, for example, roofing materials.… Read more » The post Applications and Benefits of Walled Polycarbonate Sheets appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Tips, Construction


5 tips for helping homebuyers navigate a new construction purchase

Helping buyers navigate the homebuilding process can be challenging. There is a whole new process and language to learn. But the upside is so worth it. Here are my top five tips for working with new construction buyers.
Tags: Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Construction, Columns, New Build, Select, New Construction, Back To Basics, Adam Hergenrother, Theme-month-202104, Building A Home


A tale of 2 housing projects: Tejon and Newhall ranch developers take different paths on global warming

Two new communities the size of Diamond Bar are on the drawing boards in Los Angeles County’s northern frontier. Both would contain more than 19,000 new homes built over the next two decades, transforming undeveloped valleys and hillsides into houses, schools, libraries and parks. Both ultimately would house more than 57,000 residents in nine new “villages,” and both are subject to the jurisdiction of the same governing body, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. But when it comes to reducing au...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Africa, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Environmental, Soccer, Madonna, Construction, Housing Crisis, Local News, Valencia


How to Refresh Old Countertops Without Replacing Them

Old counters can make a kitchen feel out-of-date, but replacing them with new, expensive materials isn’t always an option. Here are a few less expensive ways to refinish dingy countertops and give your kitchen a whole new look.Read more...
Tags: Visual Arts, Furniture, Architecture, Construction, Lifehacks, Pavements, Tile, Plywood, Building Materials, Bob Vila, Handyman, Floors, Robin Lewis, Countertop, Giani, Ardex


Researchers Created the Whitest White Paint Ever

If you’ve ever redone a room in your house and gone to the hardware store to pick out some fresh paint, you know that there’s a lot of different shades of white on the market. Turns out, there’s a new shade of white in town—and this one may have some pretty cool (literally) climate implications. Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Science, Visual Arts, Paint, Construction, White, Building Materials, Roofs, Solar Architecture, Applied Materials, Climate Engineering, Transport Phenomena, Reflective Surfaces, Building Insulation, Hashem Akbari, Xiulin Ruan


Inventory insanity: When will this supply shortage end?

Today's extremes won't last forever, but there's no silver bullet to end the crisis, and it's likely shortages in some form will drag on for years.
Tags: California, Analysis, Radio, Tariffs, Mortgage, Construction, Orange County, Mortgage Rates, Zillow, Pacific Northwest, Industry News, Inventory, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Dan Smith, Windermere


Why You Should Think Twice About Buying a Home with a Swimming Pool

Home renovation and real estate shows almost always paint backyard pools in a positive light, but they come with significant maintenance, repair, and insurance costs that you may not think about when you’re buying a home. Whether you plan to install a pool—which is a bad idea if you’re trying to make your money back…Read more...
Tags: Google, Home Improvement, Articles, Insurance, Maintenance, IAC, Construction, Lifehacks, Cost, Homeadvisor, Swimming Pool, Academic Disciplines, John Hutchings


Take a More Luxurious Bath With a Bathtub Overflow Cover

Sitting in a shallow, rapidly cooling bath is the opposite of relaxing. Instead of luxuriating in a neck-deep pool of hot water—God, the dream—you’re forced to choose which parts of your body you want submerged, alternating them strategically to keep the exposed bits from getting too cold. Read more...
Tags: Public Health, Bathtub, Plumbing, Construction, Hygiene, Lifehacks, Bathing, Shower, Bathrooms, Swimming Pool, Bubble Bath, Euthenics, Babycare


The Right Way to Use a Bathtub Overflow Cover for a More Luxurious Bath

Sitting in a shallow, rapidly cooling bath is the opposite of relaxing. Instead of luxuriating in a neck-deep pool of hot water—God, the dream—you’re forced to choose which parts of your body you want submerged, alternating them strategically to keep the exposed bits from getting too cold. Read more...
Tags: Public Health, Bathtub, Plumbing, Construction, Hygiene, Lifehacks, Bathing, Shower, Bathrooms, Swimming Pool, Right Way, Bubble Bath, Euthenics, Babycare, The Right Way


How to Get Rid of That Musty 'Basement' Smell

Even if you don’t live somewhere with a basement (or one you can access) you’re probably familiar with the “basement” smell. It almost always includes a musty, mildewy scent, but you won’t find the same exact aroma in every basement. Read more...
Tags: Articles, Construction, Lifehacks, Smell, Home Appliances, Basement, Dehumidifier, Structural Engineering, Mildew, Building Engineering, Academic Disciplines, Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning, Indoor Mold, Tom Scalisi


Mechanic’s Liens and Leases Don’t Often Mix Well

As those who read my “musings” here at this construction law blog are well aware, the topic of Virginia mechanic’s liens is one that is much discussed.  From the basic statutory requirements to the more technical aspects of these tricky beasts.  One aspect of mechanic’s liens that I have yet to discuss in detail it how these liens attach in the situation where the contractor does work for a lessee and not for the owner of the underlying fee interest in the property. A recent case out of the West...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Court, Construction, MBC, Lien, Western District of Virginia, Construction Law Musings Richmond VA, VA Mechanic, Kentuck, TPE Kentuck Solar LLC, TPE Virginia Land Holdings LLC, TPE Land Holdings TPE Land Holding, TPE Land Holdings


Green Construction Claims: More of the Same

Originally posted 2011-04-01 09:00:04. For this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings welcomes back Timothy R. Hughes, Esq., LEED AP.  Tim (@timrhughes on Twitter) is a Shareholder in the Arlington, Virginia firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. In his practice as a business, corporate, and construction law attorney, Tim was the Chair of the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar.  He was recognized by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly as a 2010 “Leader in the Law” and a membe...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Guest Post, Green Building, Construction, Tim, Arlington Virginia, US Green Building Council, Destiny USA, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Guest Post Friday, Construction Law, Construction Law Musings Richmond VA, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Virginia Business Magazine, Timothy R Hughes Esq


Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
Tags: Energy, TC, Real Estate, Education, Congress, La, White House, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Broadband, Infrastructure, United States


12 ways coronavirus changed Southern California’s job market

The ups and downs in the battle to slow the pandemic’s spread cost Southern California 829,000 jobs in a year. New state employment figures for February revealed a mild rebound for the month but paint a bleak and divided snapshot of a local labor market hammered over 12 months. Since the first state business restrictions were issued last spring, most bosses have had to juggle changing rules and consumer preferences to keep at least some employees on the job. Simply put, my trusty spreadsheet sho...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Jobs, News, Arts, California, Restaurants, US, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Tourism, Manufacturing, Construction, Orange County, Southern California


Drone data scanning company Skycatch announces a $25M raise

Skycatch today announced a $25 million raise, led by ADB Ventures and Waymaker. Founded in 2013, the Bay Area-based company provides centimeter-accurate 3D scanning services, primarily for construction sites and mining operations. The service has already been rolled out in a number of different locations around the world — with north of 10,000 sites, according to founder and CEO Christian Sanz. The list includes Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Australia, Canada, the U.S. and Japan. In particular,...
Tags: Startups, Japan, Tech, Drone, Skycatch, Construction, Robotics, Adb, Bay Area, Sanz, Christian Sanz, Asian Development Bank ADB, Recent Funding, Waymaker, ADB Ventures, Daniel Hersson


Hong Kong-based viAct raises $2M for its automated construction monitoring platform

Hong Kong-based viAct helps construction sites perform around-the-clock monitoring with an AI-based cloud platform that combines computer vision, edge devices and a mobile app. The startup announced today it has raised a $2 million seed round, co-led by SOSV and Vectr Ventures. The funding included participation from Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Artesian Ventures and ParticleX. Founded in 2016, viAct currently serves more than 30 construction industry clients in Asia and Europe. Its new...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Construction, Vietnam, Computer Vision, Building, SOSV, Cheuk


Cofferdams are pretty awesome

Ingenuity! Something that always confused me: Cofferdams are temporary while caissons are meant to remain with the construction.
Tags: Video, News, Water, How To, Construction, Bridge, Caisson, Cofferdam